Four injured as car mounts pavement in St Andrews

Four people have been injured in an incident in St Andrews.


According to eye-witnesses, at around noon a car mounted the pavement outside Bonkers gift shop on the corner of Market Street and Church Street and collided with a group of pedestrians.

Three ambulances were on the scene and the area was closed to traffic after the incident, at 11.45am.

At least 15 police officers were present.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said:  “Police in Fife are investigating following a one-car road traffic collision in Church Street, St Andrews.

“The incident happened around 11.45am on Friday, January 12, when a Volkswagen Golf was involved in a collision with four male pedestrians.

“Police and emergency services are currently in attendance. The four pedestrians sustained minor leg and back injuries and are currently receiving treatment.

“Inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and Church Street is currently closed.  Members of the public are thanked for their patience at this time.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Fife’s Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident number 1074 of January 12.”

Stagecoach said buses would be missing out the town centre and would be diverted via North Street for the time being.

There are unconfirmed reports that the accident involved a number of Asian visitors, who had been taken away in ambulances.

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